The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, a collaborative effort to increase reading proficiency among children in low-income families, recently announced its 4th Annual Pacesetter Honors. Dubuque was one of 38 communities across the nation recognized as Pacesetters for “leading by example” to solve one or more of the challenges that can undermine early literacy – school readiness, school attendance and summer learning.
“Pacesetter Honors are among the highest awards presented by the Campaign,” said Ralph Smith, the managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. “We are very proud of these communities and the numerous organizations and individuals behind them for joining forces and working tirelessly to uplift children and families. They remind us that we are seeing great progress and real results all across the country.”